Helping the “Invisible Children” in Motels

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MORE THAN A ROOF.

Parents will do anything to keep their children safe, and when faced with homelessness, it often takes the form of spending an entire paycheck to live in a motel.

But just because you can’t see these children doesn’t mean they’re not there; and just because they have a roof over their heads, doesn’t mean they’re safe.

“Living in a motel room is not a healthy or sustainable solution for a family that’s homeless,” says Lisa Rowe, Executive Director of Families Together. “We can’t kid ourselves into thinking this is an answer. The ‘More than a Roof’ collaborative brings together several organizations to address this growing problem in Wake County and the needs of the parents and children. Working together, we can make even more of a difference in our community.”

MORE THAN A ROOF COLLABORATIVE MEMBERS
  • Wake County Public School System (referrals)
  • Families Together (housing)
  • Project CATCH/Salvation Army of Wake County (assessment and case management)
  • Triangle Literacy Council (tutoring)
  • Learning Together (behavioral health assessments)
  • Catholic Charities (housing and employment)
  • United Way of the Greater Triangle (funding)

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